Module 8 - PRACTICE RESOURCE. Research for Clients

In this module, you'll learn: What role does the therapist play and what is the scope of practice? How to identify the signs and symptoms associated with a specific nutrient deficiency ? How to build a nutrition program for a client? In this module, you will learn how to conduct an initial interview with your client and manually evaluate the digestion vulnerability questionnaire, Screening for micronutrient deficiencies, Questionnaire on dietary habits. Using these tools, students will be able to develop an individual protocol based on the individual needs of each client. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, each of you will draw up a nutrition plan for the client.


Welcome to Module 8 of your Nutritional Therapist Professional Diploma Level 5

In this module, you'll learn:

What role does the therapist play and what is the scope of practice?

How to identify the signs and symptoms associated with a specific nutrient deficiency ?

How to build a nutrition program for a client?

In this module, you will learn how to conduct an initial interview with your client and manually evaluate the digestion vulnerability questionnaire, Screening for micronutrient deficiencies, Questionnaire on dietary habits.

Using these tools, students will be able to develop an individual protocol based on the individual needs of each client.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, each of you will draw up a nutrition plan for the client.

Module 8.1
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Nutritional Therapist Professional Diploma Level 5 (NT) is a professional certified by the IPHM.
NT are trained to evaluate a client's nutritional needs and make individual recommendations or provide follow up support for dietary changes, lifestyle choices and nutritional supplementation based on the following:
• Client Interview
• Analysis of Client's Food Journal
• Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire
All advice and support recommendations made by an NT should be based on evidence-based, scientific information.

An NT is not trained to provide medical diagnoses, prescriptions, or treatment of any medical or pathological conditions, illnesses, diseases, or injuries.

No recommendation or comment made by an NT should be construed as medical advice or a diagnosis.
Practitioners should be knowledgeable of the right to practice nutrition in their place of residence as
defined by the Council of Holistic Health Educators.


Roles Performed by Nutritional Therapist:
The role of an NT is to provide non-biased health and nutrition information to friends, neighbors,
associates, and the community.

They educate the public on the cost/benefit of eating unprocessed, local, fresh, nutrient dense foods and quality nutritional products that support chronic nutritional deficiencies as well as lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to these deficiencies.
NTs Don't:
• Practice Medical Nutrition
• Diagnose and treat disease
• Make unproven health claims
• Misrepresent training
• Use unproven devices, assessments or therapies
• Use network marketing or product sales in lieu of individual client education.



NTs Do:
• Promote a nutrient dense diet
• Focus on Foundational Nutrition and balancing the Nutritional Foundations
• Promote active lifestyles
• Teach ancestral eating principles
Distinguishing Features:
• Fresh, natural-foods basis
• Educational emphasis
• Client based, not method or product-based
• Refers to doctors for medical conditions
• Highest standard of accountability and integrity
• Uses informed consent and full disclosure forms


Module 8.2 Building your client's programme


1.Digestive Vulnerability Questionnaire

Focus on the digestive interface and allow us to suspect: The existence of increased food permeability. The presence of food intolerance.

In addition, the overall score of this questionnaire allows you to assess the degree of violation and to predict the time it takes to restore the balance of the intestinal ecosystem.

2.Screening for Micronutritional Deficiency

It is a questionnaire that detects the impact of food on the functioning of the organism. It groups functional disorders around 6 major headings:

A - mood and fatigue disorders B - digestive functional disorders C - osteoarticular disorders D - infectious disorders E - skin disorders F - circulatory disorders Each heading includes on average 6 questions scored from 0 to 3; we thus obtain a score A, a score B, C, D, E or F.

The scores can be grouped together and the Nutritional Therapist will be able to establish a functional diagnosis of disturbance of one or more of the 4 weak links of the body : - The digestive interface - Cellular protection - Cellular communication - Brain function.

It is a veritable whole "scanner" of the functions of the organism, and each disturbance of the weak link observed is analyzed in comparison with the food questionnaire. Already, the first nutritional advice can be suggested, and the indications for supplementation can be proposed depending on the result.

MODULE 8. Hands-on module.pdf
Practical Assignment

1. Print and complete the Dietary Habits Questionnaire with your own health information in mind.

2. Score each category based on your personal answers.

3. Circle the answers

4. Calculate your total scores.

5. Create your own ideal nutritional and supplementary plan.